Greece Seeks To Stem Migrant Flow From Islands To Mainland

At least 20,000 refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece after border shutdowns through the Balkans route to central and northern Europe. (AFP Photo) ATHENS:  Greece asked its passenger ferry companies and travel agencies today to cut back on bringing migrants and refugees from frontline islands to the mainland and said its own chartered ships would stay put for a few days. The moves, described by Greece’s shipping minister as temporary, are designed to stem a flow of people mostly fleeing from violence in the Middle East, as border…

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